Alexander Frei, Switzerland Euro 2008 Star Player

Alex Frei

Alexander Frei will be the star player of the Swiss squad in this year’s edition of the European Championships. Frei is 28 years old, born on the 15th July 1979, and he plays as a striker for Borussia Dortmund. The reported transfer fee paid by Dortmund to secure his services from French club Rennes in 2006 is € 5 million. Until now, he has earned 56 caps for Switzerland, in which he scored 32 goals. He only needs three more goals to be considered Switzerland’s number one all-time top scorer. Frei can score a goal if he spots a tiny flaw in the opponents’ defence.

Frei was selected for the Swiss squad to play in the 2006 World Cup. In this competition, he managed to score two goals. One of the goals was against Togo and the other against South Korea. The Swiss lad has the potential to be a match winner for the Switzerland national team, and unless the Group A opponents are careful, the Swiss may surprise everyone by progressing to the quarter-finals. A key factor that will back the Swiss team is that the team will be playing all its group stage matches in Basel, Switzerland.

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